Legals - January 25, 2017

Special School Board Minutes – Melrose Public Schools ISD 740

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

 

Mrs. Winter called the meeting to order 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The following board members were present: Mr. Tomford, Mrs. Winter, Mr. Heller, Mrs. Feldewerd, Mr. Heidgerken, Mr. Dufner and Mrs. Uphoff. Also present was Mr. Rich.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mr. Heller, to approve the agenda. The motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter accepted nominations for Board Chair. Mrs. Uphoff nominated Mr. Heller for Board Chair. Mr. Heidgerken nominated Mr. Tomford. Upon a vote being taken those voting for Mr. Heller were: Mr. Heller, Mrs. Winter, Mrs. Uphoff and Becky Feldewerd. Those voting for Mr. Tomford were: Mr. Tomford, Mr. Heidgerken and Mr. Dufner. Mr. Heller was elected Board Chair.

Mr. Heller accepted nominations for Clerk/Vice Chair. There were no other nominations. Mr. Tomford was nominated for Clerk/Vice Chair. Mr. Heller declared Mr. Tomford elected for Clerk/Vice Chair. 

Mr. Heller accepted nominations for Treasurer. There were no other nominations. Mr. Heller de-clared Mrs. Winter elected for Treasurer.

The Board Committee assignments are as follows: 

 

2017 School Board
Committee Assignments

a. Community Education Advisory Committee

Pat Heller Mark Heidgerken Kris Winter – Alt.

 

b. 1. Teacher Negotiations Committee

Pat Heller

Lee Uphoff

Troy Tomford

2. Principals, Activity Director, Community Education Director

Troy Tomford

Kris Winter

Randy Dufner

 

c. Support Staff Negotiations Committee:

1. Paraprofessionals

Troy Tomford

Mark Heidgerken

Kris Winter

2. District Office Staff & Superintendent

Pat Heller

Lee Uphoff

Randy Dufner

3. Secretaries & Custodians

Becky Feldewerd

Troy Tomford

Mark Heidgerken

4. Custodial Supervisors, Technology, Coordinator Student Services Technician, MARSS Coordinator, School Success Coordinator, Technology Specialist Mark Heidgerken

Kris Winter

Becky Feldewerd

 

d. 1. Curriculum Review Committee, AYP/MMR, Committee & Assessment Committee, Curriculum Director/Federal Programs Coordinator Contract, Federal Programs, Administrative Assistant Notice of Assignment

Randy Dufner

Becky Feldewerd

Troy Tomford

2. a.  Technology Committee Troy Tomford

Lee Uphoff

Becky Feldewerd

b.  Staff Development Committee

Troy Tomford

Becky Feldewerd

 

e. Insurance Advisory Committee

Kris Winter

Randy Dufner

f. Discipline Advisory Committee

Becky Feldewerd

Kris Winter

Troy Tomford

 

g. 1. MSHSL

  Kris Winter

Pat Heller – Alt.

2. Activities Advisory Committee

Mark Heidgerken

Randy Dufner

 

h. School Lunch Appeal 

Kris Winter

 

i. Title IX Advisory Council Kris Winter

 

j. Legislative Liaison Troy Tomford

 

k. Facilities, Buildings, Grounds, Land Sales, & Purchases Mark Heidgerken

Pat Heller

Kris Winter

 

l. CMETS Becky Feldewerd

Troy Tomford – Alt.

 

m. Teacher Labor Management Committee

Pat Heller

Troy Tomford

 

n. Support Staff Labor Management Becky Feldewerd

 

o. Resource Training & Solutions Committee

Volunteer as needed

 

p. West Central Education District Board

Kris Winter

  Becky Feldewerd – Alt.

 

q. PTA Troy Tomford

Randy Dufner - Alt.

 

r. Transportation Committee Kris Winter

Becky Feldewerd

Mark Heidgerken

 

s. Stearns County Family Services Coll. Board Becky Feldewerd

Troy Tomford – Alt.

 

t. Schools for Equity in Education (SEE)

Troy Tomford

 

u. Crisis/Safety Committee

Pat Heller

Troy Tomford

Randy Dufner

 

v. Health/Wellness Committee Pat Heller

Becky Feldewerd

 

w. Budget/Budget Reduction Committee

Kris Winter

Mark Heidgerken

Randy Dufner

 

x. 1. Food Service Committee & Negotiations (Staff & Director) Pat Heller

Lee Uphoff

Becky Feldewerd

2. Trip Committee

Kris Winter

Becky Feldewerd

Troy Tomford

3. Open Forum Committee

Kris Winter

Pat Heller

 

y. Exit Interview Committee Lee Uphoff

Mark Heidgerken

Becky Feldewerd

Mrs. Uphoff moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the following depositories:

a. Central Minnesota Credit Union

b. Freeport State Bank

c. Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund

d. PMA (Prudent Mann Advisors)

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Tomford moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken to approve the following District Staff po-sitions to carry out wire transfers for the District:

a. Finance Manager

b. Bookkeeper – Payroll

c. Superintendent’s Secretary

d. Superintendent

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Winter moved, with a second by Mrs. Feldewerd, to approve the Melrose Beacon as the official publication of District 740. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve the fourth Monday as the designated regular monthly meeting with an exception being the meeting in December which will be on the 18th. The meeting time designation is 7:00 p.m. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Dufner moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the following  board member sti-pends:

• Regular, Special, and Committee meeting compensation is $65.00 per session of 5 hours or less,

• $125.00 for meetings beyond 5 hours, 

• $350.00 for Board Chair, 

• $275.00 for Clerk/Vice Chair, 

• $100.00 for Treasurer

The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mr. Heidgerken moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the 2017 mileage rate of $0.50/mile. The Motion was unanimously carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mr. Tomford, to approve the Wellness Program Memo-randum of Understanding.  The Motion was unanimously carried.

No action taken on the Resource Training & Solutions board member vacancy.

No Resignations to take action on.

Mr. Heller moved, with a second by Mrs. Uphoff, to approve Mrs. Feldewerd as a technology substitute not to exceed $1,500.00 per year. Upon a vote being taken those voting in favor thereof:  Mr. Tomford, Mrs. Uphoff, Mr. Heller.  Those voting against:  Mr. Heidgerken & Mr. Dufner.  Mrs. Feldewerd abstained from voting.  The Motion was carried.

Mrs. Feldewerd moved, with a second by Mrs. Winter, to approve Mrs. Uphoff to work as a Fed-eral Programs Assistant through June 30, 2017. Upon  vote being taken those voting in favor thereof:  Mr. Heller, Mrs. Winter, Mrs. Feldewerd.  Those voting against:  Mr. Tomford, Mr. Dufner and Mr. Heidgerken. Mrs. Uphoff abstained.  The Motion failed.

Mr. Heller moved, with a second by Mr. Heidgerken, to approve Mrs. Uphoff to work as a Federal Programs Assistant through March 31, 2017. Upon a vote being taken those voting in favor thereof: Mr. Heller, Mr. Tomford, Mrs. Winter, Mrs. Feldewerd, Mr. Heidgerken.  Those voting against: Mr. Dufner.  Mrs. Uphoff abstained. The Motion was carried.

Mr. Tomford is going to mentor the two new board members.  Mr. Heller will provide back up men-toring. No action taken.

Administrative and Board reports were given.

Chair Heller adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.

/s/ Troy Tomford, Clerk  

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ORDINANCE NO. 1-19-2017

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING MELROSE CITY CODE CHAPTER 151: HOUSING CODE REGULATIONS, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MELROSE ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. The Melrose City Code, Section 151.02 is amended by adding the following:

(C) Buildings, structures, and premises that have been so poorly maintained that their physical condition and appearance detract from the surrounding neighborhood are declared to be public nuisances because they are unsightly, decrease adjoining landowners and occupants’ enjoyment of their property and neighborhood, and adversely affect property values and neighborhood patterns.  A building, structure or premise is a public nuisance if it does not comply with the requirements of this chapter.

SECTION 1. The Melrose City Code, Section 151.25 (G) is amended to read as follows:

(G) Execution of compliance orders by public authority.  Upon failure to comply with a compliance order within the time set and no appeal having been taken, or upon failure to comply with a modified compliance order within the time set, any criminal penalty notwithstanding, the City Council, as set forth in Section 93.21 of the City Code, may determine the cited deficiency to be a public nuisance and order the nuisance abated as set forth in the compliance order.  The cost of the remedy shall be a lien against the subject real estate as provided by M.S. Chapter 429, as it may be amended from time to time, but the assessment shall be payable in a single installment.

SECTION 3.  Effective Date. This Ordinance takes effect upon is passage and publication according to law.

Adopted by the City Council on January 19, 2017

/s/ Joe Finken, Mayor

ATTEST: /s/ Patricia Haase, City Clerk 

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NOTICE OF DECISION

COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION – RAIL BANK

The State of Minnesota, acting through its Commissioner of Transportation on January 13, 2017, has determined that the sale of a strip of rail bank in Melrose has no adverse effect on the rail bank corridor.

The cash sale of a 50 foot strip of rail bank property to the City of Melrose, out of total corridor width of 150 feet, is deemed consistent with the preservation of the rail bank corridor.  This notice is published pursuant to Minnesota Statue 222.63, subd. 3, and Minnesota rules 8830.5820 and 8830.5840.

The State reviewed the need for the sale and solicited comments to the proposed sale of a small strip of the rail bank.

A public meeting was held at the Melrose City Hall, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, where no comments were received during the 30 day public comment period, which ended on November 14, 2016.

The probability that a shipper could use the subject location for a siding is low, and the subject is more than 10 miles from an active rail line.

The 50 foot sale to the City is 0.1 miles long and has 21,000 square feet.  It is located in Melrose, Stearns County.  The line with tracks was removed when the State acquired the corridor from the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1994.

The City requested the State to sell a strip of rail bank for economic development in the City.  The State plans no conditions on the sale to the City.  

After sale of the rail bank strip to the City, the City plans to combine the rail bank sale parcel with a substation.  This then would create a larger parcel for the City’s use.

Rail bank issues can be directed to the local Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way office by emailing at kevin.schmidt@state.mn.us or by calling Kevin Schmidt, District Right of Way Engineer at 218/828-5801. 

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